Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence with this short break in Vilnius. Stay at the world-class Relais & Châteaux Stikliai Hotel and embark on a voyage of ultimate flavour sensations over the course of five days, including a tasting experience with famed Lithuanian chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas, an incredible chocolate tasting excursion and 2 hours sampling incredible cheese and wines at Džiugas House. If you're eager to feast your senses, this is the perfect trip.
Fly to Vilnius. Transfer to the hotel and check in for 4 nights.
Today head over to Amandus Restaurant to meet a well-known Lithuanian chef Deivydas Praspaliauskas, who will prepare some of Lithuania's most famous specialities during a 90 minute tasting excursion. Depending on the season you can enjoy Saltibarsciai - a creamy cold beet soup and the ubiquitous Cepelinai - stuffed potato dumplings. The ingredients of all the dishes are of the highest quality - handmade and from Lithuanian farms.
To walk off the Cepelinai head up to Gediminas Castle, set atop a small hill in the centre of the city All that remains of the castle today is a tower that was part of a large fortification built to defend Vilnius, it offers great views of the city below. (B)
Today's included activity is a two-hour sweet adventure at AJ Šokoladas shop in the old town. Their factory is located in Trakai, close to Lithuania's iconic castle, and almost every morning fresh chocolate from here is delivered to their shops in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Mažeikiai. The tasting takes place in one of their restaurants in Vilnius and you can see how they make chocolate and make some of your own.
Today meet at Džiugas House for a 2-hour cheese and wine tasting experience. Enjoy 36, 24, 18 and 12 months matured hard cheese DŽIUGAS® accompanied by honey, various nuts, grapes, pears, jams, branded sweets, spreads, crackers, and paired with delicious wine.
Free morning before transfer to airport for flight back to the UK. (B)